Call for more on-site vaccination centres, mobile units


“This will reduce the movement of people while accelerating the vaccination programme, ” said MSIA president Datuk Seri Wong Siew Hai in a statement.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA) is urging the government to approve more on-site Covid-19 vaccination centres, saying its member companies are ready and able to support this effort.

The association is also hoping for the government to approve its proposal to establish mobile vaccination units, as they can service the small and medium enterprises with lesser headcount by going to their factories.

“This will reduce the movement of people while accelerating the vaccination programme, ” said MSIA president Datuk Seri Wong Siew Hai in a statement.

Wong pointed out that the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia, particularly the semiconductor ecosystem, has critical cross-industry linkages and applications.

“The supply chain of this industry is highly integrated, be it within its own industry or with other industries, locally and worldwide.

“Currently the global electronics industry is facing an acute component shortage impacting the medical equipment, automotive and other electronics products, ” he said.

Wong noted that in 2020, the E&E industry accounted for 6.8% of the nation’s gross domestic product and 39% of its total exports. It also employed 575, 000 people.

The E&E industry also topped the approved investments in the manufacturing sector last year.

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